About Nicola

Your Foot Health Practitioner – Nicola Ruddick

I am a fully qualified Foot Health Practitioner.   I trained at the SMAE Institute in Maidenhead.  The letters after my name show that I am a Member of the Open College of Foot Health Professionals (MCFHP) and a Member of the British Association of Foot Health Professionals (MAFHP).

To ensure that I keep up to date with the foot health profession and any changes or developments within the industry I pursue different Continuing Professional Development (CPD) topics annually.  For example, I have recently signed up to a course which looks at applying a wide range of padding and taping to relieve pain and deflect pressure in your feet.

You are in safe hands (or should I say feet!) when you ask me to look after your feet as I am fully insured (through the SMAE Institute) and am fully DBS checked (previously known as a CRB checked).

Every set of instruments I use for your foot care has been sterilised using the following procedure:

  • Instruments are hand rinsed, dried and sterilised in an autoclave
  • Autoclaving  guarantees maximum sterilisation
  • TST Steriliser Control checks are carried out every time to ensure that the autoclave is operating properly and all instruments are thoroughly sterilised

I live in Freeland, near Witney with my husband and two sons.  We recently moved to the area from Biggin Hill in Kent, to be closer to family.  I have been practicing for a number of years in and around Biggin Hill, and am now looking forward to meeting and treating lots of clients in and around West Oxfordshire.